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‘It’ Scene Stealer Sophia Lillis on Creating a Rebellious Beverly With Director Andy Muschietti

‘It’ Scene Stealer Sophia Lillis on Creating a Rebellious Beverly With Director Andy Muschietti
After studying acting for half of her young life, Sophia Lillis is officially breaking big. The teenage talent scored the role of Beverly Marsh in “It” from Andy Muschietti. Though the horror film, based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel of the same name, centers on a group of ragtag pre-teens who take on the demonic clown Pennywise, audiences couldn’t help but be drawn to the grounded Lillis. More than just being the only girl in the group, Lillis stood out for her thoughtful performance as the tomboy who is tormented in her home life just as much as by Pennywise.

Lillis: “In eighth grade, which was around the time I heard about casting for this, I was reading ‘The Shining’ for eighth grade book club. So I knew about Stephen King, but I never really knew how big ‘It’ was. I really enjoyed horror films, and I always wanted to act in one, so hearing
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Stephen King Soundtrack Collection – Limited Box Set Details

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VARÈSE Sarabande Records Announces Stephen King Soundtrack Collection – Limited Edition Box Set Featuring Four Classic Scores On Eight CDs Dreamcatcher (2-cd Deluxe Edition) – James Newton Howard The Stand (2-cd Deluxe Edition) – W.G. Snuffy Walden The Shining (3-cd Set) – Nicholas Pike FirestarterTangerine Dream Varèse Sarabande Records is proud to announce …

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Giveaway – Win a horror bundle from Warner Bros.

Halloween may be over for another year, but thanks to Warner Bros. we’ve got a rather fantastic bundle of classic horror movies to give away to our readers featuring the titles in the image below! Read on for details of how to enter…

In addition to the above, Warner Bros. has a huge library of horror titles guaranteed to leave a chill down your spine. We’re talking about the terrifying horrors that everybody knows and loves, both old and new, that take suspense to that all-time teeth-chattering high, so high in fact that you need to experience it time and time again!

Vampire classics The Lost Boys, The Hunger, Salem’s Lot and Interview With The Vampire Stephen King adaptations including It, The Shining, Dreamcatcher and Nightmares & Dreamscapes Modern scare-fests The Conjuring 1 & 2, Annabelle and Lights Out Family favourites Beetlejuice, Corpse Bride, The Witches and Scooby Doo On Zombie Island
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America’s Most Exciting New Horror Film Festival Is Moving to New Orleans

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America’s Most Exciting New Horror Film Festival Is Moving to New Orleans
It’s been an exciting time for scary movies, with everything from “Get Out” to “It” turning 2017 into the biggest year for horror box office receipts on record. With $733 million and counting, according to Box Office Mojo, it’s never been a better time for the genre. Diehard fans also took note of a momentous new gathering for likeminded souls — The Overlook Film Festival, an exclusive new horror film festival that took place within the confines of the Timberline Lodge in Mount Hood, Oregon. The intimate enclosure — where Stanley Kubrick shot some of the exteriors for “The Shining” — provided a platform for the world premieres of the Blumhouse production “Stephanie” and A24’s “It Comes at Night,” in addition to live performances, interactive gaming and panel discussions, threaded together with the enthusiasm of a crowd eager to celebrate all things terrifying and spooky.

Now, The Overlook is on the move.
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Five reasons to watch The Dark Tower (again)

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Five reasons to watch The Dark Tower (again)Five reasons to watch The Dark Tower (again)Amanda Wood11/1/2017 10:35:00 Am

The first Stephen King adaptation of this past summer (we also loved the very creepy It, of course) The Dark Tower is officially in the Cineplex Store, and we definitely recommend it if you’re a fan of adventure, fantasy, Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, or any of the above.

We’ve put together a list of five reasons why you should head to the Cineplex Store to check out The Dark Tower, and see for yourself why it’s one of our favourites from this summer!

The Dark Tower is available to rent and buy in the Cineplex Store now, click here for more information.

Matthew McConaughey as a villain

Matthew McConaughey admittedly isn’t the first person we would imagine as an ultra-villain in an epic Stephen King adaptation,
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Exclusive Interview: Michael Maize on Villains, Charity and Acting

Tai Freligh interviews actor Michael Maize from Gotham and Happy…

Michael Maize is starring in Gotham season 4 this fall. Michael gained recognition from his recurring role in USA Network’s Mr. Robot. He has also been featured in hit television shows, including CBS’s Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, NBC’s The Blacklist, HBO’s True Blood, and films such as Saving Lincoln and National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets. Michael is currently working alongside Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara in the film, Stano, (release date Tbd 2018) and is additionally set to star in SyFy’s forthcoming series Happy on Nov. 29, 2017. We chatted with him about his acting style, charity work and asked some fun speed round questions.

You seem to have embraced the fact that you get cast as villains more often than not. What do you think it is about your looks and personality that puts you into the path of these roles?
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The 13 Best New Indie Horror Movies in 2017

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The 13 Best New Indie Horror Movies in 2017
Halloween always provides a good excuse to celebrate scary movies, but as anyone keen on the genre knows, it’s never really a bad time to do that. That’s especially been true this year, long before “It” broke box office records. Just a few months into 2017 and it was already a banner year for genre films, with “Get Out” becoming a cultural phenomenon, new horror festivals generating headlines, and other promising developments that send a positive message to genre fans. While the industry worries about the future of moviegoing and the quality of the art form in a blockbuster-dominated era, horror fans have nothing to worry about — the genre is secure, but only if you know where to look.

Keeping up our annual tradition, here’s an overview of 13 of the very best horror indies produced over the last 12 months, all of which are available to rent, on streaming platforms or in theaters.
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Deadly Eyes (1982)

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Until you start watching killer rat movies, you don’t realize how few killer rat movies there are. It’s not a sub-genre that sparked off franchises (does Willard and its sequel Ben count? Let me know) or inspired Funko toys, but rather has films strewn here and there throughout horror history. Today we’re scurrying back to my particular turf for Deadly Eyes (1982), Golden Harvest’s Canadian-lensed attempt to move over from Kung Fu to Rodent Fu. (Sorry Joe Bob Briggs, I couldn’t resist.)

Released in October by Golden Harvest (the Honk Kong based studio with nearly 300 production credits) in Canada and stateside by Warner Brothers the following April, Deadly Eyes (aka Night Eyes) laid droppings all over the place according to critics and audiences alike, and was quickly relegated to clamshell heaven. Was it a film ahead of its time? God no. But Deadly Eyes is way more fun than I remembered,
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Stephen King Fan Theory Connects It and The Shining

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Stephen King Fan Theory Connects It and The Shining
Fans of Stephen King's work know that he loves to connect the dots between his various novels. So it's only natural to think some of those connections could exist in the movie universe as well. The Dark Tower tried to do that this year, but that movie didn't really live up to expectations, so whatever attempt was made sort of fell flat. However, It is a massive success and now, fans are looking for ways to connect the movie to other King works. A new fan theory manages to connect It to The Shining and, quite frankly, it's pretty amazing.

The theory comes to us from The Film Theorists and, basically, it centers on those who have the ability to Shine, like Danny Torrence in The Shining. Essentially, the theory presents quite a bit of evidence that suggests the members of The Losers Club have this ability, which explains
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Jack Nicholson Almost Hit Crewmember With Ax While Getting Hyped For 'Shining' Scene

Jack Nicholson Almost Hit Crewmember With Ax While Getting Hyped For 'Shining' Scene
Jack Nicholson got himself so worked up to film the iconic ax scene in the horror classic The Shining that he nearly hit a crewmember with the wood-chopping tool. 

A behind-the-scenes video shot by director Stanley Kubrick's daughter, Vivian, shows how Nicholson got pumped for one of the most intense scenes, not only in the 1980 flick, but it all of the horror genre. 

The multiple Oscar-winning actor runs in place, grunting to himself before picking up what appears to be a real ax off the bed and swings it around. 

Unbeknownst to Nicholson, a crewmember is right behind him at that very...
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Today in Movie Culture: James Franco Does 'The Shining,' When Slapstick Meets Horror and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Theme Park Cameo of the Day: Watch James Franco and Chris Bauer in disguise as Jack Nicholson's character from The Shining scaring fans at Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights attraction: Mashup of the Day: Speaking of The Shining, two Stephen King properties come together for this fan art mixing that movie with both versions of It: Danny has the worst luck in the world!#Shining #It pic.twitter.com/1bkYNMxCmF — The Horror Museum (@horrormuseum) October 25, 2017 Video Essay of the Day: In this video essay perfectly timed for Halloween, Matt Draper considers the power of slapstick horror in Evil Dead...

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Danny Lloyd – the kid in The Shining: ‘I was promised that tricycle after filming but it never came’

After starring alongside Jack Nicholson in the horror classic, the young actor disappeared. Now 45, he addresses the rumours about his life since retiring from acting aged 13 and recalls his time on set with extreme perfectionist Stanley Kubrick

‘Whatever happened to that kid from The Shining?” For years, horror fans pestered Stephen King about the fate of little Danny Torrance, the boy with psychic abilities who survived the Overlook Hotel. So much so that King eventually wrote a sequel, 2013’s Doctor Sleep. It’s a question that crops up on the internet too, about Danny Lloyd, the child actor with the pudding-bowl haircut who played Torrance in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film adaptation. On IMDb, Lloyd has just one other acting credit after The Shining (a long-forgotten TV drama about Watergate). Where did he disappear to? “I once read that I had six kids and was a pig farmer,” he says, chuckling
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‘Work & Play: A Short Film about The Shining’ Peeks Behind the Curtain of Stanley Kubrick’s Horror Masterpiece

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‘Work & Play: A Short Film about The Shining’ Peeks Behind the Curtain of Stanley Kubrick’s Horror Masterpiece
The Shining” is hitting the big screen for Halloween, and to celebrate Park Circus is releasing a short film, “Work & Play: A Short Film about The Shining,” which goes behind-the-scenes of Stanley Kubrick’s horror masterpiece.

For one night only, on October 31, over 100 cinemas throughout the United Kingdom, as well as select European and Latin American countries, will screen the 1980 Stephen King adaptation in several theaters. Before the film, the seven-minute short “Work & Play,” directed by Matt Wells, will give audiences fresh insight into the work that went into bringing the King novel to the big screen.

Read More: Stanley Kubrick Behind the Scenes: Here’s the Director on Set, From ‘Dr. Strangelove’ to ‘Eyes Wide Shut

“Work & Play” pairs behind-the-scenes photos of “The Shining” with interviews from the cast and crew, including Lisa and Louise Burns, the twin sisters from the film’s infamous hallway scene, Stanley Kubrick’s daughter,
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'Mr. Robot': Cracking the Code on Tyrell's Lost Time

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Wednesday's episode of Mr. Robot, "eps3.2_legacy.so."]

Were you wondering what happened to Martin Wallstrom's Tyrell Wellick during the time he was away from the action in season two? Wonder no more!

The third episode of Mr. Robot season three finally pulled back the curtain on this missing period of time, filling in the gaps about what exactly befell the ice-cold Tyrell in the immediate aftermath of the Five/Nine Hack. The episode, which focuses almost entirely on Tyrell and draws inspiration from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (among other sources), brings...
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James Franco Scares People At Halloween Horror Nights

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James Franco took a shining to people when he dressed up as Jack Nicholson's The Shining and scared audiences at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights. Franco along with actor Chris Bauer (“The Deuce”) put on the Jack Torrance mask and wielded an axe in The Shining mask. Watch as he takes a swing at the unsuspecting guests.

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James Franco Scares Overlook Hotel Guests As ‘The Shining”s Jack Torrance

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James Franco may have had a little too much fun scaring unsuspecting guests at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. Related: James Franco, Dave Franco Recreate ‘The Room’ In ‘The Disaster Artist’ Trailer The actor, along with his “The Deuce” co-star, Chris Bauer, took turns dressing up as Jack Nicholson’s iconic character Jack Torrance from “The Shining”. […]
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James Franco Goes Full Jack Nicholson From The Shining to Scare Guests at Halloween Horror Nights

James Franco Goes Full Jack Nicholson From The Shining to Scare Guests at Halloween Horror Nights
Watch out, Ellen DeGeneresJames Franco is the latest celeb with never-ending scares up his sleeve.  The actor and his The Deuce co-star Chris Bauer recently went undercover at Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights to give unsuspecting park goers the fright of a lifetime. Slipping behind-the-scenes of a maze modeled after The Shining, Franco donned a Jack Nicholson mask, red flannel and axe for the big event.  Two words: Seriously creepy.  Unbeknownst to the Halloween fanatics brave enough to take on the re-envisioned Overlook Hotel, it was actually James (or Jack Torrance) taking a swing at guests who rounded the hallways.  ...
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Adult Swim to Stream New Interactive Series by Creators of ‘Unedited Footage of a Bear’

Tune in tonight on AdultSwim.com to watch the first episode of a live and interactive experience by the Wham City collective: the same guys who created “Unedited Footage of a Bear,” “The Mirror,” “This House Has People in It,” and “Live Forever as You Are Now With Alan Resnick.”

The comedic troupe’s new project is called “The Cry of Mann” and it is an interactive mini-series comprised of eight episodes, the first of which will be streamed live tonight October 23 on AdultSwim.com/streams at 11 p.m. Et.

There will be a new episode every weekday this week through October 26 and next week from October 30 to November 2, also streaming live at 11 p.m. Et.

Related:‘Rick and Morty’ Season 3 Made Adult Swim History as the Network’s Most Watched Series Ever

Adult Swim has issued the following premise for this inventive mini-series has the following premise: “Tank Mann
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Stranger Things season 1 recap

Dan Cooper Oct 25, 2017

With season 2 arriving on Netflix this week, here's a refresher on the events of Stranger Things' first run. Spoilers...

It’s been over a year since the first season of Stranger Things burst onto the scene, an enthralling mashup of eighties pop culture iconography that garnered huge critical and commercial acclaim. The scale of the Duffer Brothers’ achievements in creating such a lovingly-crafted homage to a bygone era shouldn’t go unrecognised; here at Den of Geek, unable to wait until the end of this week for a return to this monumental ode to the eighties, we’ve tried to replicate their success through scientific means, but thus far, our tactic of placing a DVD of E.T. atop a tattered old copy of The Shining in the hope that they’ll mate hasn’t yet worked. Not even with Barry White blaring in the background.
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‘Eyes Wide Shut’ Documentary ‘SK13’ in the Works From ‘Filmworker’ Director Tony Zierra

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‘Eyes Wide Shut’ Documentary ‘SK13’ in the Works From ‘Filmworker’ Director Tony Zierra
Tony Zierra isn’t done with Stanley Kubrick yet. After directing “Filmworker,” a documentary about the meticulous auteur’s right-hand man, Zierra is set to make a movie about “Eyes Wide Shut.” In an interview with Variety, he reveals that “SK13” — shorthand for Stanley Kubrick’s 13th film — was originally meant to precede “Filmworker.”

Read More:‘Filmworker’ Review: Stanley Kubrick’s Right-Hand Man Gets His Due in Tony Zierra’s Workmanlike Documentary

“The one movie that I feel is the wrinkle in Kubrick’s filmography is ‘Eyes Wide Shut.’ The people that love him always say, ‘He’s a genius, but I’m not sure what the hell that movie was about,’” says Zierra. It makes no sense to them. The casting doesn’t make any sense to them. The story doesn’t make any sense to them.” Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman star in the film, an erotic drama about a married couple.
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